Imposingly placed on the corner of two quiet streets, the subtracted cube project hosts two independent maisonettes.
The first maisonette of 145sq.m. is included on ground and basement floor, while the second one of 180sq.m. spreads at ground, 1st, 2nd and basement floor. Each of the houses has independent access to the interior. Enjoying the privacy of an individual residence, the ground floor maisonette has a private yard while the other one defuses to the spacious semi-outdoor space at first level.
The subtracted cube shape is based on architectural gestures which are actively participating to the building passive design, including beam system design as a shading provision and rectangular frames filtering direct sunlight penetration. North façade design is characterized by low window to wall ratio, minimizing heat losses during winter while south façade has been designed to receive the most possible solar gains.
The present project has been designed as part of a larger linear site, which includes four independent maisonettes built in two phases. The subtracted cube is part of the first phase while the rest of the project will be developed in the future.
Built area: 350m²
Completed: Under construction
Location: Magoula, Attika
Photography: Ilia Polytimi